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1 Stone v. Tom Green County
6:19-cv-00061-H (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 10/01/2019 - Case Ongoing
Tom Green County
District Attorney's Office
Indigent Defense
PD-TX-0003
Tom Green County
Coding Complete
On October 1, 2019, a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Texas filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiff sued Tom Green County and its two elected District Attorneys under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff claimed violations of her First Amendment rights. In June 2018, plaintiff was ... [view]
2 Willey v. Ewing
3:18-cv-00081 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/19/2018 - Closed 2019
Jack Ewing
County Court
Criminal Justice (Other)
Indigent Defense
PD-TX-0002
Galveston County
Coding Complete
On March 19, 2018, a criminal defense attorney in Galveston, Texas, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He sued a Galveston County Court judge under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, requested declaratory and injunctive relief together with attorney’s fees. He ... [view]
3 In re: Missouri State Public Defender
18SL-CC00129 (State Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
St. Louis County
Indigent Defense
PD-MO-0005
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
This case was filed on January 18, 2018 by Missouri public defender Stephen Reynolds in St. Louis County Circuit Court in Missouri. The case was filed in the form of a "Motion Requesting Conference to Discuss Caseload Issues," pursuant to a Missouri statute that allowed individual public defenders to notify the court of excessive caseloads ... [view]
4 State v. Spears
2019 KW 1494 (State Court)
Filed 2018 - Closed
no defendants on record
Indigent Defense
PD-LA-0007
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 Bairefoot v. Beaufort
9:17-cv-02759-RMG (D.S.C.)
Filed 10/11/2017 - Case Ongoing
City of Beaufort
Indigent Defense
PD-SC-0001
Beaufort County
Coding Complete
On October 11, 2017, three indigent defendants convicted and sentenced to incarceration without the assistance of counsel filed this putative class action, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the City of Beaufort and the Town of Bluffton. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants’ ... [view]
6 Allen v. Edwards
No. 655079 (State Court)
Filed 02/06/2017 - Case Ongoing
Governor John Bel Edwards
Indigent Defense
PD-LA-0005
Coding Complete
On February 6, 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and several private firms filed this class action in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge Parish. The suit had thirteen named plaintiffs and the class was comprised of all indigent adults in Louisiana charged with non-capital ... [view]
7 Davison v. State of Washington
17-2-01968-34 (State Court)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
State of Washington
Indigent Defense
PD-WA-0003
Coding Complete
The ACLU of Washington State filed this class action lawsuit against the Office of Public Defense (OPD) for failing to provide adequate defense to juveniles in Grays Harbor County, violating their Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights and Article I, §§ 3 and 22 of the Washington state Constitution. The suit was filed on April 3, 2017. The ... [view]
8 Church v. State of Missouri
2:17-cv-04057-NKL (W.D. Mo.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
State of Missouri
Indigent Defense
PD-MO-0003
Coding Complete
The plaintiffs filed this class action suit challenging the adequacy of the Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD) on behalf of all indigent adults and juveniles who were charged with any offense that carries the potential for incarceration as a penalty and who are eligible to be represented by MSPD. The complaint was originally filed in Circuit ... [view]
9 Jones v. Gov't of D.C.
1:16-cv-02405-CKK (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/07/2016 - Case Ongoing
Government of the District of Columbia
Criminal Justice (Other)
Indigent Defense
CJ-DC-0004
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On December 7, 2016, an individual formerly detained in a D.C. jail filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued the District of Columbia under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought injunctive relief, damages, and attorneys’ fees. The ... [view]
10 Remick v. Utah
2:16-cv-00789 (D. Utah)
Filed 06/21/2016 - Closed 2018
Utah
Indigent Defense
PD-UT-0001
Coding Complete
On June 21, 2016, plaintiffs, six indigent adults incarcerated in Utah jails and detention centers, brought this class action lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court in and for Salt Lake County, Utah. The plaintiffs sued the State of Utah and the Attorney General of Utah under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Utah state law. The plaintiffs, represented ... [view]
11 Yarls v. Bunton
3:16-cv-00031-JJB-RLB (M.D. La.)
Filed 01/14/2016 - Closed
Orleans Parish Public Defenders
Indigent Defense
PD-LA-0006
Coding Complete
On January 14, 2016, arrestees in New Orleans who were declared eligible to receive appointed counsel from the Orleans Parish Public Defender’s Office (OPD) but were placed on a waiting list, sued in a class action OPD and the Louisiana State Public Defender office under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for violating their Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights ... [view]
12 Wilson v. Allen County
1:15-cv-00402 (N.D. Ind.)
Filed 12/31/2015 - Closed 2020
Allen County Council
Indigent Defense
PD-IN-0002
Allen County
Coding Complete
On December 31, 2015, three indigent individuals residing in Indiana filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Plaintiffs filed a third amended complaint on August 19, 2016. The plaintiffs sued the Allen County Council, Allen County Board of Commissioners, and Allen County ... [view]
13 Alford v. Johnson County Commissioners
73D01-1601-PL-000003 (State Court)
Filed 10/08/2015 - Closed 2018
Johnson County Commissioners
Indigent Defense
PD-IN-0003
Johnson County
Coding Complete
On October 8, 2015, a number of individuals who were arrested in Johnson County brought this lawsuit in Indiana Civil Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against the Johnson County Commissioners as well as several judges and public defenders. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged a violation of their Sixth and Fourteenth ... [view]
14 Phillips v. State of California
15 CE CG 02201 (State Court)
Filed 07/14/2015 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Indigent Defense
PD-CA-0001
Coding Complete
On July 14, 2015, three residents of Fresno County, one of whom was a former indigent defendant, filed this lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court. The plaintiffs sued the state of California and Fresno County under 42 §U.S.C 1983 and the California Penal Code 987, 1382, 859B. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of Northern California asked ... [view]
15 Tucker v. State of Idaho
CV-OC-2015-10240 (State Court)
Filed 06/17/2015 - Case Ongoing
State of Idaho
Indigent Defense
PD-ID-0001
Coding Complete
On June 17, 2015, this class action was filed in Idaho's District Court of the Fourth Judicial District against the State of Idaho, Idaho Governor C.L. Otter, and seven Public Defense Commission (PDC) members. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and private counsel, proceeded under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and state law, and alleged violation of their ... [view]
16 Burks v. Scott County
3:14-cv-00745-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 09/23/2014 - Case Ongoing
Scott County, Mississippi
Criminal Justice (Other)
Indigent Defense
CJ-MS-0003
Scott County
Coding Complete
On September 23, 2014, two Scott County, Mississippi residents who had been arrested and detained filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The plaintiffs sued Scott County, an Eighth Circuit Judge, and Scott County Justice Court judges. The plaintiffs filed on behalf of themselves and ... [view]
17 N.P. v. Georgia
14-cv-241025 (State Court)
Filed 01/07/2014 - Closed
Georgia
Indigent Defense
PD-GA-0008
Coding Complete
On January 7, 2014, youth and adult criminal defendants filed this class-action lawsuit in the Georgia Superior Court of Fulton County. The plaintiffs sued Georgia, the Georgia Public Defender Standard Counsel (GPDSC), and several Georgia counties, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, for violations of the 6th and 14th Amendments, and for violations of the ... [view]
18 Flora v. Luzerne County
3:12-cv-00665 (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/10/2012 - Closed
Luzerne County
Indigent Defense
PD-PA-0002
Luzerne County
Coding Complete
On April 10, 2012, the Public Defender of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Luzerne County. Represented by the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the plaintiff alleged that his termination was threatened because of complaints he had made ... [view]
19 In re: Justin Holcombe
Super. Ct. Crim. No. 448/2012 (STT) (State Court)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2016
Superior Court of Virgin Islands
Indigent Defense
PD-VI-0001
Coding Complete
On January 23, 2015, attorney Justin K. Holcombe appealed a Superior Court order appointing him to involuntarily serve as counsel to an indigent criminal defendant at the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands. The plaintiff, a member of the Virgins Islands Bar, alleged that the Superior Court’s practice of involuntarily conscripting attorneys to ... [view]
20 Miller v. Deal
2011-CV-198121 (State Court)
Filed 03/22/2011 - Closed 2014
Georgia
Department of Human Services,
Indigent Defense
PD-GA-0007
Coding Complete
On March 22, 2011, five indigent parents incarcerated because of child support debt brought this case in Georgia Superior Court. The plaintiffs sued the State of Georgia for violations of the Georgia State Constitution and under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of their Sixth and Fourteenth amendment rights. The plaintiffs, represented by the ... [view]
21 Colorado Criminal Defense Bar v. Hickenlooper
1:10-cv-02930-JLK (D. Colo.)
Filed 12/02/2010 - Closed 2013
Colorado
Indigent Defense
PD-CO-0001
Coding Complete
On December 2, 2010, two non-profit organizations, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition brought this lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a) against the Governor of Colorado, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs, represented by pro bono private counsel, sought a ... [view]
22 State ex rel. Missouri Public Defender Commission v. Waters
No. SC91150 (State Court)
Filed 07/01/2010 - Closed 2012
Judge John Waters
Indigent Defense
PD-MO-0001
Coding Complete
On July 1, 2010, criminal charges were filed against a defendant in the 38th Judicial Circuit of Missouri. The defendant was unable to obtain counsel and qualified to have counsel appointed to him through the office of the public defender. The public defender's commission asked the appointment to be set aside as it was in violation of 18 CSR 10-4.0 ... [view]
23 Flournoy v. State of Georgia
2009 cv 178947 (State Court)
Filed 12/15/2009 - Closed 2011
State of Georgia
Indigent Defense
PD-GA-0005
Coding Complete
On December 15, 2009, indigent criminal defendants filed this class action lawsuit against the State of Georgia and its Public Defender Standards Council ("GPDSC") in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiffs sought mandamus, declaratory and injunctive relief to compel Defendants to provide them and others similarly situated with ... [view]
24 Cantwell v. Crawford
09EV275M (State Court)
Filed 04/07/2009 - Case Ongoing
State of Georgia
Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
Indigent Defense
PD-GA-0006
Royston
Coding Complete
On April 7, 2009, plaintiffs, indigent pretrial detainees who had not been appointed counsel, filed this class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state statutory law against the State of Georgia in the Superior Court for the County of Elbert, Georgia. The plaintiffs, represented by the Southern Center for Human Rights, asked the court for ... [view]
25 Lewis v. Hollenbach
08-CI-1094 (State Court)
Filed 06/30/2008 - Closed 2009
State of Kentucky
Department of the Treasury
Indigent Defense
PD-KY-0001
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
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